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Re: Issue 4.1 UniqueProperty is a bad name

From: Mike Dean <mdean@bbn.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2002 14:04:54 -0400
Message-Id: <200206061804.OAA24090@cam-mbx1.bbn.com>
To: Frank van Harmelen <Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl>
cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

> "This will allow expressions like HasOnlyOne Father"

If I understand your example, this seems awkward to me, as
we've generally used noun-phrases for class names in the
ontology language, and it's helpful to indicate clearly that
one is describing a Property.

How about FunctionalProperty?

  owl:FunctionalProperty father

hasOnlyOne would be a nice name for a local restriction
between a class and a property, e.g.

  Person owl:hasOnlyOne father

Also, isn't it really HasAtMostOne?

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